Photos by Mitch Goheen
Captions by Billy Rainford
Just Giver Productions‘ Mitch Goheen worked double duty again this past weekend in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – not only did he race the amateur program, but he also threw on a stylish photographer’s vest for us and snapped shots of Pro Day too. Mitch finished 1-3-1 in 2-Stroke B/C, 250 C, and Open C respectively. He’s just punched his ticket for the finale in Las Vegas, May 1-3 at South Point Arena again.
This won’t be the most in depth look at who did what over the weekend, but more of a ‘who did how,’ since Mitch was too busy getting prepared for his races to go looking for scoops and I simply wasn’t there. I do, however, have access to the results pages, so that’s what we’ll do here.
Let’s have a look:
A view of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Wes Cain on the mic. I like this guy’s announcing.
American anthem time.
Artsy shot of someone recording the colour guard. Hey, Mitch, that’s what I do!
Speaking of arsty, here’s on of Jacob Hayes’ helmet with bike in the background.
Hey, Pearl Jam, we found a Bitterman but we’re still on the lookout for a Better Man…
Getting the crowd amped.
Jacob Hayes went into the weekend as the points leader.
Paparazzi shot of some Canadian content.
Let’s get to some racing…
Check out PR-MX JT Racing rider #727 Dave Blanchet. He won an LCQ and went on to finish an impressive 13th and 9th in the Lites main events.
This isn’t the way Bobby Kiniry wanted the weekend to start, but it would definitely get better for him.
If you go grab a dictionary right now and look up ‘huck-a-buck,’ this is what you’ll find.
#2 Jacob Hayes finished 2nd (7-2) Friday and 5th (8-1) Saturday night.
#63 is Chris Blose. He finished 8th (5-12) Friday and 2nd (3-2) Saturday night.
#7 Travis Sewell from Indiana finished 6th (6-7) Friday and 8th (6-8). Here he is racing with Goerke.
#6 is Willy Browning from Ohio. He failed to make the mains Friday night and then took 9th (9-7) on Saturday. It looks like he’s in the middle of a fender slap here.
#36 Matt Goerke took 10th Friday (3-14) and then regrouped Saturday and won with 1-4 mains.
#116 Bobby Kiniry took his first Arenacross overall Friday night with 1-6 mains. He won the LCQ and took 6th (7-5) Saturday.
Dave Ginolfi throws the horns over the finish line and took 9th (12-5) Friday and 11th (11-11) on Saturday.
Goerke shows #4 Kyle Regal a wheel. Regal won a main Friday night and took 4th and then his 2-6 gave him 4th again Saturday.
#581 is Kyle Bitterman from South Carolina. 13-3 gave him 7th Friday and 12-12 gave him 12th in the AX Class Saturday night.
Goerke getting his Wes Cain interview after his win Saturday night.
Canadian rider #22 Preston Masciangelo gets some last-minute encouragement before going out and winning…again.
He went out and won all three of his main events. Just another race weekend for the Brantford, Ontario, resident.
I’m not sure if this is for fun or if things got a little weird between these two.
Getting some face time.
#617 Gavin Faith had a solid weekend and grabbed 3rd both nights.
Here are Blose and Faith getting tight.
Matt with his mechanic and FOC (Friend of Canada) Chad Goodwin.
‘Purple’ Hayes paying the bills.
Goerke on stage.
To the victor go the spoils…
We’ll end it here with the champagne celebration. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you at the races…